Digital Die Cutting 101

Digital Die Cutting 101

Years ago, when I purchased my first digital die cutting machine, I was excited about the possibilities but not sure what to expect. These days, my machine is an essential tool in my paper craft arsenal, and I don’t know how I ever worked without it.

Digital die cutting machines have revolutionized the way in which many paper crafters create and, in my first post as a Craftsy contributor, I’m exploring the ins and outs of these versatile tools. So, if you’d like to know more about what a digital die cutter can bring to your craft table, head on over and check out Digital Die Cutting 101.

images by Kristen Magee

Weekly Wrap #168 : 6 Pretty Pastels

Weekly Wrap

These pretty, patterned, pastel gift wraps are just the thing for spring and summer celebrations. The stylish designs, which feature a spectrum of soft color, are a wonderful choice for everything from birthday parties to bridal showers.

6 Pretty Pastel Gift Wrap Designs as seen on

1. Up in the Sky | elum 2. Spearmint Blossoms | Rifle Paper Co. 3. Uppsala | kikki K. 4. Birthday Balloons | Hooray Creative for Minted 5. Shimmer | Smock 6. Confetti | Fig. 2 Design Studio

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Quick Picks : 4.24.14

Shaved Wood Memo Pad | Kizara

Shaved Wood Memo Pad | Kizara

This Week’s Picks

♥ A sweet and cheerful card collection from My Dear Fellow Co. Lovin’ their color choices! – via

♥ And speaking of color love, how am I just finding out about Tiny PMS Match? Such a clever concept. – via

♥ I wouldn’t normally describe a whale tail as swoon-worthy, but this hand cut paper specimen by Ali Harrison most definitely is. – via

Yes Ma’am, I am certainly digging these beautiful paper goodies by Erica Loesing. – via

image from Kizara

Mother’s Day Cards, Pt. 1

I’ve been busy bookmarking irresistible Mother’s Day cards and, with the mommiest holiday of the year just a few weeks away, it’s finally time to start sharing my finds! Here’s my first little roundup of favorites, and be sure to tune in over the next couple of weeks for more of my Mother’s Day picks.

Mother's Day Cards, Pt. 1 as seen on

Above, clockwise from top : A. Favorite Design // Bespoke Letterpress // Wit & Whistle // Olive and the Volcano // Grey Moggie Press // Lala Grace // Little Low Studio

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